As I grew older…

..My hands! 
My dark hands! 
Break through the wall! 
Find my dream! 
Help me to shatter this darkness,
To smash this night,
To break this shadow
Into a thousand lights of sun,
Into a thousand whirling dreams
Of sun! 

~ Langston Hughes

 

everything or nothing…

“But he who dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose.” ― Anne Brontë

“It may be that you are not yourself luminous but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

I’d rather have lunch with you…

Café de Ceuvel is an organic, vegetarian restaurant in Amsterdam Noord. Not only does it have a divine kitchen (one I’d recommend to non-vegetarians) but the location is breathtaking.

Looking for a place to get your creative senses tickled? Then try walking through Amsterdam Noord. It will not disappoint.

 

Former Main Post Office built in 1895 that currently functions as a shopping mall. Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 182, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

 

Also know as the town square. To the left is the Royal Palace which was built as a city hall during the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. (Source: wikipedia)

travel Life is beautiful if you are on the road to somewhere

 

“Life is beautiful if you are on the road to somewhere” ― Orhan Pamuk

Tis morning, ’tis morning…

The mist has left the greening plain, 
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain, 
The coquette rose awakes again 
Her lovely self adorning.

The Wind is hiding in the trees, 
A sighing, soothing, laughing tease, 
Until the rose says “Kiss me, please,” 
‘Tis morning, ’tis morning. – Paul Laurence Dunbar

“Why do you so earnestly seek the truth in distant places? Look for delusion and truth in the bottom of your own heart.”― Ryokan

 

“I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.”

– Frida Kahlo, 1932